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Posted on 10/05/2005 4:51:42 PM PDT by doug from upland
JAYNA DAVIS: Report No. 1 - OU SUICIDE BOMBING CASE
As FReepers are probably aware, Jayna Davis, indefatigable reporter and author of THE THIRD TERRORIST, is on the case of the OU suicide bomber. A local FReeper is giving her assistance. Here are some of the highlights of our discussion a short time ago:
1 - she has spoken to the feed store owner, Justin Ellison . . . Joel Hinrichs III exhibited strange behavior while in the feed store trying to buy ammonium nitrate . . . the store owner asked why he wanted it, and Hinrichs turned away and started mumbling to himself
2 - Hinrichs was dressed in a photographer's vest that was stuffed . . . a wire was noticed sticking out of it
3 - a plain clothes officer was in the store at the time and witnessed what happened . . . Jayna is not clear who got it, but someone got the plate number to track the guy
4 - they did a background check and he came out clean . . . Jayna reminds us that he was a "lily white," just like McVeigh and Nichols
5 - Norman PD could not confirm much for Jayna because this has gone up the food chain . . . they did answer a few questions about procedure, however . . . this would have gone to a special ops task force . . . but what about the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)? . . . Norman, Oklahoma has no budget for an officer or a JTTF office! . . . Jayna was stunned . . . the area around OKC is on the front line . . . Norman was the home of the former chief pilot of Osama bin Laden . . . Moussaoui got his flight training there . . . Atta and Alshehhi visited the Airman Flight School in Norman . . .Minepta's mosque is there . . . the VP recruiter for the overseas Al-Fatah network was in Norman
6 - the police in Norman did their job after the report of the feed store incident . . . they knew it was Hinrichs right away after the bombing - they knew it before DNA tests . . . Jayna wonders if their quick action prevented a major casualty count . . . Jayna wonders if they possible had done a "knock and talk" on him before the event to shake him up
7 - a local reporter who verbally attacked Jayna before is at it again . . . the reporter is kissing up and apologizing to the local Muslim community
8 - a security guard at the stadium would not give Jayna info about whether Hinrichs tried to get in with the backpack at halftime . . . apparently, that may be the time when some of the crowd leaves the stadium and comes back with alchohol - so the guards look for that . . . Jayna thinks that, had he planned it better, there was a possibility that he could have gotten in with the crowd at the beginning of the game
9 - officials are denying that there was something else that did not detonate . . . there are differing stories in the news
10 - how is this for quick action and approval? . . . OU is erecting concrete barriers at the stadium to prevent a truck bombing
11 - Jayna says thanks to all the FReepers . . . YOU GUYS ARE GREAT
You mean those u-shaped buildings directly east of the mosque, before the blue water tower?
I say that to my husband all the time :-)
We need crib notes for the book, but I have a feeling even those would be pretty lengthy.
No the Mosque is on the corner. I'm not sure if the perp lived in the u shaped building you mentioned or the ones one block south and around the corner from the mosque on Sooner Drive.
bump for later
Yes. The bomber wearing a "stuffed" photographer's vest (to the feedstore??) and OU erecting the truck-bombing concrete barriers...that's new.
Jayna misses the timing of the bomb, however...being just before 8 PM as were the bomb blasts that same day in Bali.
The perp lived at 506b Sooner drive, which google earth says is one block south of the Mosque. 506 is on the corner of Sooner Dr and George ave.
Thank you, Doug and Jayna, for all you are doing. The pajamahadeen will make sure this gets widely known. FreeRepublic ROCKS!
Norman happened on Saturday 10/1/2005
Bali happened on Saturday 12 October 2002,
then again on Saturday 10/1/2005.
However, Bali is on the other side of the international date line, which means it happened about 12 hours earlier, but does lend credance to the theory that dates are very important to these bombers?
Either that or Saturday night is alright for bombing!!! http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/10/02/afx2255094.html
No, not dates...but they do want to appear "coordinated" so timing matters to them a little.
I sent you some important mail.
nevermind- you got it!
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
That should warm their cockles.
Thanks for the ping!
On another thread was a post that JH III's roomate was a Pakistani who was active in a radical campus group and close to one of the leaders (named Cheeham?) The claim is that Cheeham (sp?) worked for a Tulsa security agency owned by Terry Lenzner (Clinton's very dirty P.I., a sorry thug bastard.)
Would be very, very interested in learning if this rumor is bogus or true. While I have my doubts (fog of war, and all that), if true it starts to weave a common thread through 15 years of OK's seediest history (and plenty of us still remember the Lum's.)
Could a garage door opener or other round the house gadget w/radio waves act as a detonator? Maybe a RC car?
The visit to Ellison Feed & Seed store happened days earlier.
So prior planning for a specific date seems to be suggested. He did not just happen to hear about Bali #2 and decide to do it, it was pre-planned for that date.
The Feed $ Seed store is 1.5 miles from his home (ATCF).
Lots of security items around that place....
The item on the top of the lamp post seems to be nothing but a dusk-sensor. (Electric Eye switch).
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